Liverpool's Mo Salah equals Vardy's Premier League record
Mohamed Salah's goal against Newcastle United saw him move level with Jamie Vardy for consecutive Premier League goal contributions.
Mohamed Salah equalled Jamie Vardy's record of scoring or assisting in 15 consecutive Premier League games after finding the net in Thursday night's meetign with Newcastle United on Thursday.
Liverpool found themselves behind to a Jonjo Shelvey curler, but soon restored parity as Diogo Jota rifled in an equaliser before Salah slotted from close range to record a goal involvement in his 15th straight league game. The Egyptian has now scored in five consecutive top-flight home games against Newcastle as well, his best 100% scoring run against one side at Anfield in the competition. He also has 24 Premier League goal involvements this season (15 goals, nine assists), in the competition's history only ex-Newcastle centre-forward Alan Shearer in 1994-95 has registered more before Christmas (25 - 16 goals, nine assists).
Liverpool's scoring run record
With Jota's earlier strike, Liverpool also made it 32 consecutive games across all competitions in which they have found the net - a new club record after a 31-match run between 1957 and 1958. Salah moved to within one of the Leicester City striker's tally after scoring a penalty in the 1-0 win over Steven Gerrard's Aston Villa on 11 December.
It was the 15th straight Premier League spot-kick the Egypt international had converted - the second-longest such run in the competition after Southampton's Matt Le Tissier (23 between 1994 and 2000). Salah's haul of 21 goals and nine assists prior to Thursday's contribution on Merseyside was achieved with an expected goals tally of just 16.58 and an expected assists tally of only 3.75, suggesting Liverpool have benefited from some especially clinical finishing this term.